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I thought I would share an idea that I had for a friends birthday present. Now this is a very special friend and so I had to pull out the stops… And is what I came up with. 85 more words

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A little note for the start of 2016

Hi there! Thanks for visiting this space! This blog is on hiatus for the moment, until I feel like I need it again.

If you’re looking for regular updates on my artwork, you can check out my Tumblr at… 55 more words

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Last week, I started some new projects for the fall. One is a weekly class on sculptural weaving, taught by artist Nathalie Miebach; we’re studying traditional basket-making techniques, but there’s a lot of leeway for us to experiment with using those techniques to create more innovative sculptural forms. 701 more words

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Memories of moss

I’ve been working a lot in white on white in recent weeks (and months) (and years), mostly making small lacy bits through embroidery and needleweaving. I like the way white-on-white work emphasizes the texture created by my stitches. 142 more words

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Thank you teacher part one

so, it’s that time of year again, and I’m wondering what to get my children’s teachers to say thank you for taking them off my hands for the whole year. 215 more words

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Dear teacher

So, I’m wondering what to give my sons’ teachers this year… There’s the normal, incredibly helpful, group organised team present but I want to give them something from my boys…here’s where I’ve got to so far… 75 more words


Starting fresh.

Seven months is a long time. That’s how long it’s been since the last time I posted on this blog. How did that happen?

I know why, of course. 509 more words

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